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Training Pays Off

Does anything good come out of the Olympics?

The Olympics bring their host cities new stadiums, trains, and glistening abs — but which of those benefit them in the long run?

cold comfort

No air-conditioning? No sweat! Here’s how to make your own DIY AC.

Watch our video to learn how to keep cool with little more than a bucket and an intern.


If you care about climate change, why aren’t you voting?

Well, Americans are bad at voting in general. Watch our video to find out why that’s a problem.

Walk It Out

The key to fighting climate change and mortality? Walkable cities

Watch how to make your city better for humans — not cars -- to get around.


The Clean Power Plan is kind of like a Swiffer for our national energy

Watch us explain the Clean Power Plan with the help of a Swiffer, an oily pelican, and a dead president.

High and Mighty

Store-bought weed brownies? What a time to be alive!

Watch us visit two Seattle edibles manufacturers, Zoots and the Goodship, to learn how the weed batter gets made.


What you need to know about presidential candidates’ climate plans

What are Cruz, Kasich, Trump, Clinton, and Sanders' plans to deal with a warming climate? Watch our video above to find out.


Is human composting the future of death?

We film a backyard burial process and learn about about human composting from an expert.


Sea level rise is already happening. How bad can it get?

We hop on the Climate Scientist Hotline to investigate -- and get our feet wet in the process.